Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  14 November 2004 (USA)
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Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Harkin
Rebecca Kerns
Chris Haywood
Nancy Anne Sakovich ...
Jane Benson (as Nancy Sakovich)
Shirley Abbott, Secretary of Energy
Andy Goodman
Dan London
Craig Shilts
Jeff Harkin
Hollis McLaren ...
Helen Travers
Laura Harkin
Petra Wildgoose ...
Lindsay Benson


Tornado in Las Vegas. Heat in Chicago. Hail in Illinois. A snowfall and a storm force flows towards Chicago. It's just the beginning of a series of weather anomalies. The lights go off. People panic. A few courageous people are trying to solve the riddle of the infuriated nature and prevent mass destruction. Written by David Shahoumian <>

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, blackouts...There is no shelter from this storm!


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1.78 : 1
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Brian Dennehey's character's name is Andy Goodman in the movie. Brian Dennehey is a frequent participant/actor/playwright every year at the Goodman theatre in downtown Chicago. See more »


In her first appearance, Amy Harkin identifies her location as "...the fountain outside city hall...". She is standing in front of Buckingham Fountain, which is in Grant Park at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway, thirteen blocks from city hall. There are, in fact, no fountains at or adjacent to city hall. See more »


Chris Haywood: Hey, has anything this big ever hit Chicago?
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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F/X for TV-Movie Very Good Exciting Fun Thrill-Ride
13 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fist of all don't listen to the negative critics here this movie was made for TV and was the highest rated Mini-Series in 2 years for CBS (because it was good)Part 1 had 19.4 million viewers, Part 2 17 million. If you've seen some of these wackadoo Sci-Fi Channel movies this is not one of them. Area51 FX used a combination of actual stock footage blended with cgi and LightWave3D Modeling to create the FX with a budget close to $15 million. Keep in mind of just over a thousand reviews on IMDb 12.5% give this movie a 10 over on Amazon of 34 reviews it scores a 3.5 out of five. Not to shabby some people just like to pick fun movies apart as if this was meant to be Shakespearean its not its meant to be what it is a DISASTER MOVIE. Some movies with larger budgets have their flows to like 2012 which had a monster budget and awesome FX had a single family plot line while all heck breaks loose around the world same for DAY AFTER TOMORROW. This excellent TV-movie gives us several characters, some better than others and while I liked the other movies mentioned so much so that I bought them on Blu-Ray I just ordered the sequel CATEGORY 7 on Blu-Ray after watching this one on Sci-Fi channel over the weekend. Great fun, Very Good Special FX, some funny and interesting characters, likable acting and actors for me these days with some lame movies on TV this was a cut above 8 out of 10 stars for keeping me seated the full 3 hours.

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